Monday, November 21, 2011

Quick Notes Before Turkey Day

I wasn't planning on putting a blog out this week, so naturally I've been flooded by news that really can't wait.  So I'm giving it to you short and sweet.

The King Street Brewery in Anchorage will be opening their new Tap Room at 1 PM on Wednesday. They'll be open 1 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday.  They're hoping to have seven beers on tap: an Amber, a Blonde, an IPA, a Stout, a Wit, a Czech Pilsner, and a Bavarian Hefeweizen.  If you're in Anchorage, you should certainly check them out.

St. Elias has a new beer on tap: Mistletoe Porter.  It's lightly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, curacao orange peels, & nutmeg.  Also new at St. Elias is a  lovely beer engine mounted on the bar.  On December 2, for First Firkin Friday, they will be putting it to use.  Cask ale on handpump in Soldotna, Alaska: What a wonderful world we live in! 

Kassik's Brewery is giving away three snowboards.  The boards are on display at Kassik's Brewery, the Brown Jug on Old Seward just north of Tudor Road in Anchorage, and The Sitzmark in Girdwood.  You can enter to win at the brewery, The Sitzmark or any Brown Jug location between 1 December and 28 February.  Based on the picture, they are pretty cool looking.

By the way, I thought I was doing my friends at Kassik's a favor by asking you not to bug them on their day off, but apparently I was wrong.  For those of you who might have missed the comment on last week's post, here's what Debbie Kassik had to say on the subject:

"Kassik's is always willing to serve any day of the week as long as we're here and it's between legal serving hours." 

So belay my last and feel free to take your chances on getting your growlers filled on Mondays at Kassik's Brewery

Finally, for those of you in the greater Kenai-Soldotna area, keep your eyes peeled for a tall, handsome gent.  I have it on good authority that the esteemed James "Dr. Fermento" Roberts, dean of Alaskan beer writers, is gracing our area with his distinguished presence for the next couple of days...

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